The Seals News

Making up our own planets

We have been looking at Science Fiction stories with Mrs Bews, and we have been looking at settings. We made up our own planets and had to describe them. Then we typed them up, made a title using different fonts and mounted our work ourselves. Don't they look great!


We have been finding out about rockets.

We did an experiment to find out how rockets can escape Earth's gravity. We had to work in groups to throw a shuttlecock as high as we could, then we talked about why some people could throw higher than others. Then we talked about how our ideas might apply to rockets.

We learned that rockets can escape gravity because the fuel makes the gas burn really hot and expand so it forces the rocket up. We wanted to have a go at making our own rockets with coke and mentos. It didn't quite go to plan as Miss Clements couldn't get the mentos in quickly enough... We will have another go soon!



Outdoor Learning

We have been having fun learning outside. We were trying to make a dam. We have learned that we should put on our waterproofs as well as wellies next time!

Our new topic is out of this world.....

This term we are learning about Space. We met with parents to think about what we would like to find out and do and these are some of the ideas we came up with:

Here is some of the work we have been doing so far:

We have LOADS more ideas though so watch this space!


In ILT (Independent Learning Time) we have been doing lots of things:

Using the big blocks

Outside learning with bamboo tubes

We had been reading a book about a Piglet Squid, and we decided to find out about other sea creatures. We wanted to make a life size whale shark so we had to research how big they are. Then we made one! It is 12 metres long!

A visit from builders

One of the things we wanted to find out more about in our "Made in Orkney" topic was about the work builder do. We wrote to Darren and Barry, and they came in to talk to us about building in Orkney. We liked the laser to check things are level!

Orkney Chocolate Company Visit

We went to visit the Orkney Chocolate Company, which is based in Shapinsay. It was great!

In school we have been doing some work in ILT - we even made chocolate playdough!

Our Visit to the Jam Factory

Today we went to visit the Jam Factory and to see how Glynis makes jam. It was great!

We even got to bring some jam back - thank you Glynis!

3D shape game

3D shapes maths game

We played a game in maths today - have a go at playing it!

Made in Orkney... Fudge!

This term we are learning about things made in Orkney. It is important to try local produce and today we tasted fudge!

We had to guess what the flavours were and then vote for our favourites. Then we did some block graphs and P3 went on to do a pie chart on the computer as well.

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